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Additional Exhibition Opportunities

Mystic Museum of Art (MMoA) is far from the only regional venue to exhibit the work of contemporary artists – visit this page often to learn about additional exhibition opportunities in the surrounding areas.

Exhibitions are organized by the month in which they open, but application deadlines are highlighted in bold.

Listings will update as MMoA staff members hear about new information! If you know of any calls to artists you wish to share, please reach out to Assistant Curator Amelia Onorato at / 860.536.7601 x 212

For opportunities on a national (rather than regional) scale, the following websites are wonderful resources:

  • SIDE ARTS is an online portal for artists seeking exhibition opportunities. Artists may subscribe to receive email updates

March 2024

2024 National Prize Show
Kathryn Schultz Gallery & CAA @ University Place, Cambridge, MA
May 16 – August 1, 2024

Submission Deadline: March 27, 2024

The 2024 National Prize Show is open to all artists 18 and older living and working in the United States. All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D, video/digital/multimedia work, installations.

Juror: Ben Sloat, director of the MFA in Visual Arts program at Clark University
Entry Fee: $45

PAUSE – A Juried Open Call for Photographic Works
Art League Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI
May 4 – 25, 2024

Submission Deadline: March 29, 2024

How do you capture a memory in a single frame? Does it require laborious planning and preparation by the image-maker? Or is recording a fraction of time simply the intuitive and spontaneous nature that comes with creating? “Pause” asks artists to consider these questions to uncover their drive, motive, and intention to capture these noteworthy moments. Artists are encouraged to thoughtfully select works from their personal archives and portfolios that best showcase the fulfillment of their craft… work you’ve created that best encapsulates your artistic expression’s essence and drive to create. Open to all photographers internationally and all photographic mediums such as digital, film, mixed media, collage, and non-traditional processes.

Juror: Frances Jakubek
Entry Fee: $35


Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon March Art Competition. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition, with 12 monthly cycles, leading to the annual PleinAir Salon winners, is designed to stimulate artistic growth through competition.

This is an online competition with annual awards totaling $50,000.

Entry Fee: $38 for the first painting and $16 for each additional painting

April 2024

Open Juried Call for Regional Artists
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT
May 10 – June 9, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 8

Elective Affinities is a 19th century scientific term for the chemical attraction of certain substances to each other above others; it is the title of Johanne Wolfgang Goethe’s 1809 novel of human relationships directed by kindred feeling; and it is the title of a painting by surrealist painter Rene Magritte of the poetry that resides in the disorienting juxtaposition of related objects.

The AVS Gallery invites artists who reside in eastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island to submit two-dimensional artworks that explore harmonious affinities, or provocative asymmetries in subject matter or media.


Greenwich Art Society Annual Regional Exhibition
Bendheim Gallery in Greenwich, CT
May 20 – June 14, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 13, 2024

The Greenwich Art Society seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, open to all artists. Categories: Paintings Oil, Acrylic, Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Photography, Original Digital Art, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Other Media (printmaking no digital prints of original or AI generated artwork.)

Juror: Ramsay Kolber, Assistant Curator, Guggenheim Museum of Art, NYC.
Entry Fee:$35 for one entry / $25 for entries #2 & #3 / No more than 3.


Submission Deadline: April 14, 2024

“And behind door number 2. A brand new…” United States television prizes are all about the “new.” Though we often focus on the new and shiny there is amazing beauty in the decayed, corroded, and rusted. It can make images of those items so much more compelling and interesting.

Consider the textures and colors in an abandoned, dilapidated factory or prison, rust on an old bike, contrasting plaster and lathing on a corroded wall, and myriad of possible captures in a junkyard. Neighborhoods, disparagingly called “run down,” are treasure troves of “decayed” tumble down houses, “corroded” discarded toys, “rusted” cars, and trash cans.

50 winners are posted in a gallery on the NYC4PA website and included in an exhibition gallery. The call is open to any photographers worldwide and of any age, amateurs or professional. A professional photographer, gallery owner, or photography teacher is the juror.

Burlington Sculpture Park (Round 3) 
Burlington Sculpture Park, Burlington, MA
June 2024 – June 2026

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024

The Town of Burlington Sculpture Committee and the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) invite all 3D artists to submit to our third round of outdoor sculpture installations. The Committee seeks works in a variety of styles and media from artists of all backgrounds. Family-oriented, possibly musical, and  interactive pieces are desired but all works that the public can safely enjoy are welcome.

Juror: Sculpture Committee, with NESA acting as an advisor
Entry Fee: $20 for up to 3 images for NESA members; $40 for up to 3 images for non members

Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA), New York
May 1 – May 30, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2024

This call to artists invites you to explore the artistic interpretations of home, offering a contemplative journey through the spaces, emotions, and memories that define our sense of belonging. From cozy living rooms to bustling kitchens, serene bedrooms to vibrant gardens, each artwork invites reflection on the roles these spaces play in shaping our identities, fostering connections, and capturing the warmth and nostalgia that home evokes.

20% of the Where the Heart Is  proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Habitat for Humanity, building self-reliance through affordable home ownership.

Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries; maximum 3 entries

The Crossing Juried Exhibition
Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT
May 11 – June 15, 2024

Receiving Dates: Thursday, April 25th and Friday April 26th, 12-7pm

The Crossing: A Juried Exhibition is open to all artists and mediums. It is also an opportunity for new artists from across other bridges and geographical barriers to get involved with Hygienic Art and downtown New London. Works must be suitably ready for hanging, may not exceed 60″ in any direction, and sculpture weigh no more than 50lbs.

Juror: TBD
Entry Fee: $15 for one piece, $25 for two, $30 for three

For Pastels Only 
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
June 25 – July 20, 2024

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024

The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC) seeks entries for a juried exhibition, open to all pastel artists working in soft pastels.  Art must be at least 80% soft pastels; no oil pastels.

Jurors: Kate Bergquist (Juror of Selection), Cindy Crimmin (Judge of Awards)
Entry Fees:

  • PPSCC Members: $35 for the first 3 paintings, $10 for each additional painting
  • Non-members: $45 for the first 3 paintings, $10 for each additional painting.

May 2024

All Creatures Great and Small: Animals in Art Show (Online Exhibition)
Southern Tier Center for Emerging Artists (STCEA), New York
June 1 – June 30, 2024

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2024

This show celebrates our special bond with animals, whether at home or in the wild. All styles and mediums are welcome. Art containing wild animals in captivity (zoos, theme parks, animal shows) will not be accepted. Open to all artists, working in all media.

100% of exhibit proceeds benefit Chautauqua County Humane Society. 

Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 entries; maximum 3 entries